La Réunion launches the largest project in the world of sea water air conditioning aimed to get energy independence for 2030. This innovative process is expected to cool sixty large buildings in the north of the island, to reduce electricity expenses by 75% and create nearly 400 jobs.
The consultation phase has been launched for a PMA in the Marquesas. A project initiated by Motu Haka cultural federation who had already created educational marine areas to involve Marquesas in preserving their heritage. Their cultural vision for sustainable management of marine resources inherited from ancestors will be integrated in the PMA process.
Exploratory drillings conducted by TransCanada in the nursery of St. Lawrence belugas had more impacts on the marine environment than expected. The Ministry of Environment awaits the new work plan of the company before allowing further work designed to build a oil port which construction and operation would be detrimental to this endangered species.
U.S. scientists have called for international cooperation to preserve the ecosystems of the deep seabed, whose mineral wealth and fisheries are coveted by manufacturers.
Taiwan Forestry Office announced the creation of a sanctuary to protect the white dolphin of China, an endangered humpback dolphin species. Set up by the end of June, the sanctuary will cover 76,300 hectares along the west coast of the island.
Second tourist destination in the world for manta, Indonesia has created the largest sanctuary in the world to protect this fascinating sea creature is as popular amongst divers for their grace than amongst Chinese for their gills.
Located in Corsica, MYRTE experimental platform has set up the Greenergy Box, a new storage system and energy management developed by Areva. Operating on a coupling of solar panels with a system of hydrogen storage and fuel cell, this installation aims to solve the problems of intermittent solar energy.
With his steel trunk of 8 meters high and its branches from 80 to 100 plastic sheets that serve as mini wind turbines, "l'Arbre à Vent" revolutionizes the traditional image of wind turbines. Aesthetic and silent, this technological innovation offers a new reliable source of energy on a human scale which should promote energy independence of consumers.
Researchers at University of California Berkeley have developed a carpet that will convert waves into usable energy. The team is looking for funding to develop the first pilot plant into the ocean and convince its benefits.